Trouble in Kelantan government?

(TMI) – Trouble is afoot in PAS-led Kelantan where two groups from its own party as well as from ally PKR have attacked the state government leadership.

The attack from within PAS came from the supporters of former kadhi Che Ibrahim Mohamed, who was recently sacked as Kolej Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Ismail Petra (KIAS) assistant registrar.

They rallied outside the college today to voice their unhappiness over the sacking.

The attacks from PKR were from supporters of Kuala Balah state seat administrator Ramlan Mat who was sacked from his post as well.

Che Ibrahim is a well-known staunch supporter of Datuk Husam Musa and is the fourth Husam loyalist to be dismissed by the new Kelantan government headed by Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakub.

Previously, Husam’s press secretary and KGT Sdn Bhd IT executive Asrul Afendi, Tabung Tok Kenali manager Khir Zahri Abdul Ghani and PMBK Sawit general manager Fauzi Mohamad had been dismissed, together with a few staff from the state agencies and related sister companies.

Che Ibrahim today returned a cheque containing his severance as a sign of protest over his sacking.

His supporters had openly named deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Mohamad Amar as the mastermind behind the sacking although the latter had denied the accusations, claiming that he was only executing the decision taken by the KIAS board of directors.

Nik Mohamad is the chairman of the board and had signed Che Ibrahim’s dismissal letter, which took effect February 1.

When contacted, Che Ibrahim said he would file a case with the Industrial Court if his sacking was not properly resolved.

“This is between me and Nik Amar and I will not be silent,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

At the same time, a group of 50 PKR supporters from Jeli entered the house of Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakub in Tumpat after finding out about Ramlan’s sacking